I have to admit I have some beef with clutches. Seriously, how many do you own, and how often do you use them? They’re oh-so-pretty in principle, but can really only come into play for fancy events where you’ll have a place to safely stash your clutch for the evening. Otherwise, sucks to be you,… More »
We get it, Margiela: You like to be “conceptual.” But when that starts translating to borderline-offensive things like expensive duct tape jeans, which look like they’re about to fall apart, we have to ask what the point is. Margiela’s latest creation is a pair of paint-splattered sneakers made exclusively for Barneys. Inspired by the working-class… More »
$300 ripped jeans we have come to accept. Understand? Not so much. But these? Altogether unforgivable. Brought to you by Martin Margiela, these shredded, duct-taped pants look like they went through the garbage disposal and then were pieced back together. We’re sure they come with a price tag that’s just as hideous, too.
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Black leather is back in the form of bleggings and all manner of accessories and now, full-on shirts. While there are plenty of choices for ladies to shimmy into this suffocating trend, this weekend, Margiela presented an option for the leather-curious man. Finally! [Style.com] … More »
I remain largely unimpressed by the phenom that is the celebrity perfume. I’ve yet to smell one that appeals to me personally, and when it comes to exploring the seemingly limitless olfactory outer regions, they rarely go beyond your standard, perfectly palatable to 12-year-olds, cloying floral. Many designer perfumes, on the other hand, tend to… More »
The always enigmatic Maison Martin Margiela has hung out a shingle on Yoox as of this week, and the collection features this totally insane, handmade, partially backless disco ball top. This is not some sequin covered number from Hot Topic, mind you, but a series of tiny mirrored squares that form an asymmetrical shirt capable… More »
Though Martin Margiela is a huge recluse, the brand is getting a very recognizable face, in the form of Michael Stipe from R.E.M. He’s designed a silver microcassette as a form of jewelry. But the really fun part with this is that he’s leaving it all up to the wearer. Fashion it like a necklace,… More »
While some designers, like Karl Lagerfeld, love to take center stage — he’s even translated his life and iPod obsession into a documentary –Martin Margiela is quite the opposite.
He prefers to stay hidden in the shadows. So hidden, in fact, that most blogs use a question mark in place of a picture for… More »
Crazy shoes. They’re all the rage! Last week, we admired Rodarte’s urban glamazon heels that could have been made from leftover parts found at the local mechanic’s. Yesterday in Milan, Miuccia Prada debuted a series of Lucite and plastic chandelier shoes with a rainbow of heel colors and swinging crystals. Equipped with what looks to… More »
We get it, Martin Margiela. You like to think outside of the box, you’re a non-conformist (as evidenced by your recent cray-cray couture creation). But must you insist on being so out there that your new sunglasses have practically no form at all? From the Fall/Winter 09 collection, these men’s shades are more like a… More »
LA Times blogger Elizabeth Snead has a bone to pick with Maison Martin Margiela’s couturiers. She writes:”The oceans are dying, children are suffering around the world, the ozone is disappearing, and the polar ice caps are melting, and this is the best idea you can come with up for us to wear in a few… More »